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This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

Periodic Table

This nutrient could change the way you age

Everybody on the planet is aging, and each body is made up of trillions of tiny cells. So, what happens when your cells start aging? You do, too.<p>California-based company ChromaDex, a 20-year veteran of the analytical standards and ingredient industry, recently launched its first direct-to-consumer …

Nature Communications

Do you have a Social Security card? Then take this executive order personally.

<i>Marilyn Zahm, an administrative law judge who hears Social Security cases in Buffalo, is the president of the Association of Administrative Law Judges, which represents the administrative law judges employed at the Social Security Administration.</i><p>Do you have a Social Security card? If you do, you …

Social Security

Genetically modified babies given go ahead by UK ethics body

The creation of babies whose DNA has been altered to give them what parents perceive to be the best chances in life has received a cautious green light in a landmark report from a leading UK ethics body.<p>The Nuffield Council on Bioethics said that changing the DNA of a human embryo could be “morally …

Genetics

Alzheimer's risk 10 times lower with herpes medication

New results could change the face of Alzheimer's treatment; the herpes simplex virus is found to play a vital role in the condition, and antiherpetic …

Dementia

CERN chip enables first 3D color X-ray images of the human body

Medical X-ray scans have long been stuck in the black-and-white, silent-movie era. Sure, the contrast helps doctors spot breaks and fractures in …

CERN

Herpes virus may boost immune system function in old age

There's about a 50 percent chance you already have cytomegalovirus (CMV), but don't worry, it's pretty harmless in healthy adults. It's long been …

Immune System

You don’t even need waves to ride this electric hydrofoil surfboard

Previous Next<p>1 of 12<p>One of the biggest trends in surfing over the past few years has been the adoption of hydrofoil surfboards by some of the sports …

Extreme Sports

Ford is saying goodbye to cars and hello to batteries

Ford made waves recently when it announced it would stop producing cars (except for the iconic Mustang) -- in favor of SUVs, trucks and other large vehicles -- for the United States. It wasn't a big surprise and if anything it was expected since SUV and truck sales are growing while car sales …

Electric Vehicles

JFK was 'murdered by CIA' days after demanding UFO files and NASA visit

Kennedy shows to the head of the CIA that he wants to see the highly private documents regarding UFOs ten days prior to his murder.<p>Kennedy wrote a …

Paranormal

Cancer-causing gene may have 'jumped' from plants into humans

Genes that cause cancer may have originated in plants and then “jumped” into humans, according to a new study.<p>The world’s largest analysis of so-called “jumping genes” has revealed the crucial role of an element known as L1, which the new data shows entered humans about 150 million years ago.<p>The …

Research

Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials

A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.<p>Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother’s milk is …

Breast Feeding

For The First Time, Scientists Achieve 'Liquid Light' at Room Temperature

A Frankenstein mash-up of light and matter.<p>In June 2017, physicists achieved 'liquid light' at room temperature for the first time ever, making this …

Quantum Physics

A balloon of Trump as a 20-foot-tall angry baby has been cleared to fly over London for his diplomatic visit next week

London's mayor on Thursday gave a group permission to fly a 20-foot-tall balloon depicting President Donald Trump as an angry baby over London when the president visits the city later this month.<p>Mayor Sadiq Khan described the stunt as a "peaceful protest."<p>The group's plan is to suspend the balloon …

Donald Trump

Scientists created an artificial neural network out of DNA

A team of scientists at the California Institute of Technology have successfully created a DNA-based neural network capable of performing pattern recognition.<p><b>TLDR:</b> The researchers demonstrated that bio-engineered strands of DNA could be used to process data by exploiting chemical reactions. …

Artificial Intelligence

Mystery of Charles Darwin's flying spiders solved - they harness electricity

You might assume that evolution gave Charles Darwin enough to ponder during his five year voyage on The Beagle.<p>But of all the phenomena the naturalist encountered circumnavigating the globe, it was the flight of spiders which continued to puzzle him.<p>Darwin noticed that hundreds of spiders would …

19th Century

5 Ways to Prevent Alzheimer's and Why It's Important to Start Now

Drop the Soduko and adopt these simple habits to stand a chance against Alzheimers and other brain diseases.<p>July 03, 2018<p>This past weekend my …

Alzheimer's Disease

How Harley Davidson Is Using AI And Robots To Prepare For The 4th Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, where advanced digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, machine learning and the internet of things interact with the physical world and will impact our daily lives, how we relate to one another and how we work, has the …

Artificial Intelligence

Huge meta-study confirms link between autoimmune disorders and psychosis

One of the most compelling hypotheses in scientific research today is the growing belief that psychiatric disorders are potentially related to immune …

Neuroscience

How Scientists Discovered a New Type of Depression

Which could lead to new treatment.<p>Depression affects approximately 322 million people across the world, or approximately 2.5 percent of the world’s …

Research

Scientists can 3D print human heart tissue now. The future is here

Long term, the goal of 3D bioprinting is to be able to 3D print fully functioning organs which can be used to replace the failing biological organs …

3D Bioprinting

Interesting 4-stroke engine idea replaces the flywheel with a lightweight electric motor

Lock up your flywheels, folks, an American inventor is coming after them. Randy Moore of RK Transportation is working on an idea that replaces an …

Engineering

New method of tilapia-farming makes the old way seem square

One of the world's most commonly farmed fish, tilapia are typically raised in square pens and get fed by hand a few times a day. New Brazilian …

Aquaponics

Power-multiplying exoskeletons are slimming down for use on the battlefield

The technology has been long-anticipated by military commanders.<p>Dashing around a battlefield in the bulky robo-armor Tom Cruise wore in <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i> won't cut it in the real world. For starters, it’s way too big. And the energy required to power something that size—via a gas engine strapped to …

Tom Cruise

Amazon claims it doesn’t want to take on UPS and FedEx. So why is it introducing tons of its own Amazon delivery vans?

Get ready for the Amazon vs. UPS storyline to intensify<p>For years, Amazon has been laying more and more groundwork for its own logistics and delivery network — one that today only ships and delivers Amazon orders, but could someday do much more in a direct challenge to UPS, FedEx and the U.S. Postal …

eCommerce

Even Mild Sleep Problems Can Raise Risk Of Heart Disease In Women, Finds Study

We know that not getting enough sleep is already linked to a slew of health concerns, both physical and mental, with cardiovascular health high on the list. Now a new study shows that even mild sleep issues, like difficulty falling and staying asleep, elevates risk of cardiovascular disease in …

Sleep

Mystery of banned CFCs resurgence may be solved

The world recently learned that chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), an ozone-damaging industrial gas banned under the 1997 Montreal Protocol, have made an …

United Nations

List of US States With the Most Psychopaths Isn't That Surprising

We're looking at you, DC, and California.<p>Try as they might, some states can’t shake their reputations. Some are friendly (hi, Minnesota!), others …

Psychology

Toronto pay-what-you-can store aims to tackle landfills and hunger

In a bright, airy Toronto market, the shelves are laden with everything from organic produce to pre-made meals and pet food. What shoppers won’t find, however, is price tags. In what is believed to be a North American first, everything in this grocery store is pay-what-you-can.<p>The new store aims to …

Sustainability

"World's smallest computer" is a sensor smaller than a grain of sand

The title of "world's smallest computer" is a contentious one – and not just because scientists are racing to shrink devices, but because the very …

Nanotech